Hout Bay Things to Do
HOUT BAY…. Start or end of your holiday.
Only 20 km. drive out of Cape Town you enter the scenic valley of Hout Bay.
A little fishing village from yesterday has now turned into a charming harbour
with daily catches of fresh fish, memorable boat trips to Seal island and fishing charters. Go for a stroll and enjoy the sights and sounds of a working harbour.
Visit the local and famous Mariners Wharf, Africa’s first harbourfront Emporium.
Natural scenic beauty, a long white sandy beach and spectacular sunsets to enjoy at leisure.
Filled with history from days gone by, both maritime and military, will keep you for hours in the local museum or make use of our local guides with endless info on the flora and fauna and the medicinal uses of all our plants.
Excellent whale watching in winter, or a visit to the largest bird park in Africa to enhance your treasure of memories of this little village.
Whether you want to be pampered by traditional Thai massages, or go for a cycle ride or horse riding , it is all here.
Passing through Hout Bay annually is the famous Cape Town cycle tour, (previously known as the Argus Cycle tour) Locals have come to embrace this event and can be seen cheering the cyclists along the way.
Meet with the locals at the Bay Harbour weekend market and join in the fun with local music, crafts and local and international cuisine.
This little harbour has developed into a thriving community that holds the ideals of small town life close to heart and is the perfect destination to start or end your holiday.
WINE AND DINE in Hout Bay:
Almost the best part of visiting Hout Bay village is about it’s relaxed waterside eateries to fine dining restaurants. Enjoy a casual meal of Fish & Chips from SNOEKIES, “South Africa’s oldest fish & chips take away” on the harbour wall.
Soak up the most breathtaking views of the bay from our beach restaurants like MARINERS WHARF, DUNES or the “LOOKOUT” any time of the day and for any occasion.
Look out for DAILY Specials at awesome prices, or book for the Sunday Roast for a family treat.
Great Fish & Chips, Prawns & Calamari Combo’s, Mexican Bistro or Dario’s café, owned and run by an authentic Italian couple , using only imported Italian ingredients. All in a small vibe Italian feel Coffee-bar / Restaurant.
And many more… come to Hout Bay … we,ve got it all!!
Yes! We kept the best for last! Hout Bay is just one of those places where your stay is far more than home away home home. It’s super special and the accommodation is tops! Rooms, apartments, guesthouses, holiday home you name it, it is there.
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Sources: Local Hout Bay magazines, brochures and general info.
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